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Hanukkah at Valley Forge #2019

Hanukkah at Valley Forge A soldier tells George Washington the miraculous story of how a ragtag army of Jewish soldiers defeated a much larger force of powerful Greeks a tale that provides just the kind of inspiration the Ge

  • Title: Hanukkah at Valley Forge
  • Author: Stephen Krensky Greg Harlin
  • ISBN: 9780525477389
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hanukkah at Valley Forge By Stephen Krensky Greg Harlin, A soldier tells George Washington the miraculous story of how a ragtag army of Jewish soldiers defeated a much larger force of powerful Greeks, a tale that provides just the kind of inspiration the General needs Quietly beautiful watercolor illustrations draw a visual distinction between the frigid blue Pennsylvania night and the golden light of ancient Israel, which isA soldier tells George Washington the miraculous story of how a ragtag army of Jewish soldiers defeated a much larger force of powerful Greeks, a tale that provides just the kind of inspiration the General needs Quietly beautiful watercolor illustrations draw a visual distinction between the frigid blue Pennsylvania night and the golden light of ancient Israel, which is further reflected in the warm glow of the Hanukkah candles School Library Journal

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    1. Stories such as this, those based on fact, often drive me nuts because I want to know what is real and what is fictionalized The author s note in the back of the book did an adequate job of satisfying my curiosity I just love the idea in this story that George Washington ran into a Jewish solder at Valley Forge, a man who was celebrating the first night of Hanukkah at the time That Washington did know what Hanukkah was and respected religious freedom is very heartening I also love that Washingto [...]

    2. Protagonists George Washington and a Polish soldierGrade Level 1 4This is a fictional account of George Washington meeting a Jewish soldier during the Revolutionary War Washington sees the soldier lighting the first candle on the Menorah He proceeds to ask him what he is doing The soldier then explains the story behind Hanukkah and why it is celebrated As the soldier is telling the story that depict what the soldier says The watercolor illustrations are a highlight of the book The author s note [...]

    3. Hanukkah at Valley Forge was written by Stephanie Krensky and illustrated by Greg Harlin This historical fiction picturebook is intended to be read by intermediate children There were no awards issued I rated this book as a five Hanukkah at Valley Forge is about a Polish, Jewish soldier, who came to America for freedom The soldier is praying in Hebrew on the first night of Hanukkah as General George Washington appears in his cabin The plot is the Jewish soldier explaining the Jewish celebration [...]

    4. Most stories that bring history to life are okay in my book, but this one which blends the American Revolution with a much ancient rebellion, is excellent Within, George Washington, while looking out over his suffering troops at Valley Forge, sees a light burning in one shelter and finds a young Jewish soldier celebrating the first day of Hanukkah The tale is based on the journal entry of a young woman who dined with George Washington a year later He related such an event during the meal.Hanukk [...]

    5. I read the historical fiction book called Hanukkah at Valley Forge The story begins with general George Washington discussing the war and his army of men Some of the men didn t have weapons to defend themselves, clothes to wear, or enough food to eat Then the general looks through a window and sees a soldier lighting a candle The soldier is startled by the general and explains that it is the first night of Hanukkah and that is why he is lighting a candle George Washington did not understand what [...]

    6. Audience Pre K 3rd grade American history, Jewish beliefs and history, tolerance of other religions.Appeal This book is based on actual events that occurred in the life of George Washington during the American Revolutionary War The story begins with George Washington feeling overwhelmed about his troops being ill prepared for the winter with inadequate supplies including the lack of shoes, coats, and food As he is walking, he passes the tent where a soldier is lighting a single candle and softly [...]

    7. This was a very interesting book The story is about how George Washington stopped by a soldier s cabin while making his rounds during a winter battle He came upon the soldier mumbling a prayer in front of a candle When Washington asked what he was doing the soldier began his tale about the Jewish faith and the story behind the menorah I especially liked how the author weaved the tale between the reality of the current situation and that of the Jewish people fighting the Greeks The pictures were [...]

    8. A wonderful read aloud during the holidays for fourth through sixth graders who are studying American history Krensky does a beautiful job tying together the struggles that Washington was facing in December 1777 with the struggles of the Israelites as they faced down their bigger opponent thousands of years ago Krensky s note at the end also lends itself to a good discussion of history versus historical fiction, since he s clear about the fact that this is a fictionalized account of something wi [...]

    9. General Washington walks through his camp a Valley Forge He sees a light in a tent, and comes across a young Polish soldier, lighting his first Hanukkah candle Washington, unfamiliar with the holiday, asks the man to explain The story of the unlikely sucess of the Maccabee s is then paralled with that of the American army at Valley Forge Blue and Yellow pages seperate the two stories I loved this book It is made even wonderful because it is true, and they even took the dialogue from Washington [...]

    10. Fascinating story based on actual evidence that George Washington learned about Hanukkah from a Polish soldier camped with him at Valley Forge In this account, General Washington takes much hope from the story Stephen Krensky draws interesting parallels between the fight of the Colonial army and the fight of the Macabees in ancient Israel Highly recommended

    11. A touching holiday tale of a Soldier explaining that story of the Maccabees to General Washington during a cold Hanukkah night at Valley Forge A nice story showing Jewish contribution to the American Revolution, a topic hard to come be in children s literature I do wonder how factual the story is, but it is inspired by true events see authors note at the back of the book.

    12. This is a wonderful children s book that combines the bitter struggle of Valley Forge with the much earlier struggle of the Maccabees against the Greeks The paintings are superb and the text, which uses excerpts from Washington s own letters, gives a real feel for who he must have been.

    13. Flyby rec A heartening tale about how the history of the Maccabees reached into Revolutionary America and inspired a weary war hero to keep fighting for freedom I especially loved the author s note at the end.

    14. Hear an interview about Hanukkah at Valley Forge with author Stephen Krensky and illustrator Greg Harlin on The Book of Life podcast s December 2006 episode at jewishbooks.

    15. A nice book for both history and religion Lovely graphics, quality text a good explanation of Hanukkah and every fight for freedom.

    16. I think my favorite part of this book was the fact that it showed the parallels between two historical times, which I think it what helps foster understanding and acceptance.

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